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Quad CPU powered by PSU with 4-pin AND a converter to 8-pin
aulvaer 
9/9/08 6:16:47 AM
Serf
I read that a quad CPU demands an 8-pin EATX12V. I have a PSU with only 4-pin power to the CPU. Will the CPU get enough power with a 4- to 8-pin converter, or do I need to get a new PSU altogether?

I have only one HDD, one DVD, one DVD/RW and a simple graphics card connected, so the PSU should in general be powerful enough. My question is therefore if it is at all possible to use this PSU with a converter for the quad CPU.

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hydro dave 
9/9/08 2:25:36 PM
Charge

I am running Quad core & only have the 4 pin connected, runs fine.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#eps8

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aulvaer 
9/9/08 4:27:39 PM
Serf
Ok, thanks! Then I'll have to keep looking for reasons why my system won't boot... I am suspecting a defect cpu actually... *grr*

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Goonit 
9/9/08 5:08:52 PM
Initiate

Unplug everything, and then plug everything back in! :)

I was freaking out just recently when I built my new PC, it wouldn't turn on at all. So I'm freaking out, thinking I static shocked the CPU or GPU or the RAM or something!! Freaking out, you know.

All i did was plugged the PSUs modular PCI-E power plugs in the other way around and ta-da it turned on, and hasn't skipped a beat since. Weird, huh.

Good luck!

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hydro dave 
9/9/08 9:26:45 PM
Charge

Quote by aulvaer
Ok, thanks! Then I'll have to keep looking for reasons why my system won't boot... I am suspecting a defect cpu actually... *grr*



I suggest you read this http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=8&t=15955

its a good read that will help others here effectively help you.

What are your system specs?
Is it a new build?
My system wont boot, Maybe a bit more detail here.
Dont be shy to ask the right question here, the help is as good as it gets, (proiding you ask the right questions)
EG:New PC wont boot
Good luck dude.




Edited by hydro dave: 9/9/2008 09:29:58 PM


Edited by hydro dave: 9/9/2008 09:38:07 PM

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Asus P5Q> Antec Pluswiew 1080AMG> Neo 480W> Q6600> (2x1G)PC6400 800Mhz HyperX CL4> Winfast PX6600 GT TDH Extreme> 80GB SATA> Liteon DVD ROM> Pioneer 110D> Aerocool Gatewatch> Logitech Z-2300's> XP Pro SP2.

SceptreCore 
9/9/08 9:36:12 PM
Guru

First off, please list all of your components, then tells us exactly what you have been doing!

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